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Dear patient readers, In case you missed our note yesterday, one of the two key members of our moderation team is hospitalized and unlikely to be back in the saddle for at least two weeks. Please send her your best wishes for a recovery. In the meantime, Lambert and I will do what we can to take up the slack, but please bear in mind we can only do so much, and forgive us since many of you will find if you comments get caught up in the moderation tripwires, that it may well take us longer to free them than usual. Ditto with fixing bad links in posts. Study finds people in Ireland and Scotland made “bog butter” for millennia ars technica (Chuck L) India follows China’s lead, bans plastic waste imports TreeHugger (resilc) In Fatberg Fight, NYC Goes to War Against Flushable Wipes Bloomberg

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Dear patient readers,

In case you missed our note yesterday, one of the two key members of our moderation team is hospitalized and unlikely to be back in the saddle for at least two weeks. Please send her your best wishes for a recovery.

In the meantime, Lambert and I will do what we can to take up the slack, but please bear in mind we can only do so much, and forgive us since many of you will find if you comments get caught up in the moderation tripwires, that it may well take us longer to free them than usual. Ditto with fixing bad links in posts.

Study finds people in Ireland and Scotland made “bog butter” for millennia ars technica (Chuck L)

India follows China’s lead, bans plastic waste imports TreeHugger (resilc)

In Fatberg Fight, NYC Goes to War Against Flushable Wipes Bloomberg

Scenes From the Worldwide Student Climate Strike Rolling Stone (David L)

Dimien: Fighting Climate Change With Nanomaterials Wired (UserFriendly)

Aquaculture wars: The perils and promise of Big Fish Christian Science Monitor (resilc)

Artificial intelligence: 3 ways it’s already changing medicine Vox (David L)

Scientists Call For Global Moratorium On Gene Editing of Embryos Guardian

Are Eggs Good Or Bad? How You Should Interpret This Latest Study Forbes

New Zealand Massacre

Christchurch terror attacks: What you need to know DW

A Mass Murder of, and for, the Internet New York Times (furzy)

North Korea

CIA Blames Its Proxy For Its Raid On North Korea’s Embassy In Spain Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)

Brexit

This is what a politics based on lies looks like Chris Grey

Brexit: DUP in talks with ministers ahead of third vote BBC. DUP machinations dominated the Guardian live stream, so it seems not much new is on.

Syraqistan

Mike Pompeo Will Never Let the War in Yemen End Splinter (resilc)

Syria: from wheat-sufficient to import dependent Asia Times (Kevin W)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

A new rash of highly covert card-skimming malware infects ecommerce sites ars technica (Chuck L)

Imperial Collapse Watch

The Amnesia of the U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment New Republic (resilc)

‘Change your course!’: Pompeo threatens ICC over US war crimes probe RT (Kevin W)). Not the behavior of a confident nation.

Trump Transition

Dems prepare next steps after Trump’s veto The Hill

Trump’s border agency admits he has built ZERO new walls Daily Mail

Trump: You wouldn’t like my supporters in the military if they got angry Washington Post

Court files reveal role of McCain, associate in spreading anti-Trump dossier Fox News (Kevin W)

Christopher Steele admitted using posts by ‘random individuals’ on CNN website to back up Trump dossier Washington Examiner (Kevin W)

Senate Rebuke of Trump Isn’t a GOP Rebellion New York Magazine

Supreme Court to rule if citizenship census question is constitutional Axios

GOP quietly works to expand ballot-harvesting in California while criticizing Democrats for the practice Washington Post. UserFriendly: “Shocked!”

Kamala Harris Introduces Bill To Send Millions To Local Governments For Tech Support The Verge. Enriching CA squillionaires in the guise of “infrastructure building” rather than fixing crumbling roads and bridges.

Green New Deal

G.O.P. Congressman: Green New Deal Is Basically Ethnic Cleansing Vanity Fair (resilc). Lambert featured a different piece on this incident yesterday.

Can climate optimism survive reality? TreeHugger

2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign staff will join a union Washington Post (UserFriendly)

Beto O’Rourke was a member of the US’s oldest hacking group Verge (resilc)

The Trailer: What Beto O’Rourke’s entry means for the 2020 race Washington Post (UserFriendly)

The Profound Emptiness of Beto O’Rourke New Republic

An Update on Elizabeth Warren’s Housing Plan Data For Progress (UserFriendly)

737 Max

Grounding a global fleet: Boeing faces its greatest challenge Financial Times. Important. Try Googling the headline if you are not a subscriber.

Boeing Software Fix to Max Will Be Costly Following Twin Crashes Bloomberg

Boeing ‘Promised’ Pilots a 737 Max Software Fix Last Year—It Never Came Daily Beast Resilc: “We need more AI powered cars and trucks ASAP! You can’t spell shIT without IT.”

College Admission Bribery

Students Are Suing the Hell out of Schools Tied to the College Bribery Scam Vice (resilc)

Fake News

How To Write A Political Puff Piece Current Affairs. UserFriendly: “Devastating.”

MMT

Modern Monetary Realism James K. Galbraith Project Syndicate (J-LS)

Plain Dealer Editor Announces 12 Reporters and Editors Will Lose Jobs, Decimating Print Newsroom Cleveland Scene. Chuck L flagged this section:

Well, it may very well be the final chapter for the nation’s first News Guild. That’s why the Plain Dealer is Local 1. Its tiny membership has been decimated by this latest assault.

In a statement, the Guild said that its membership had been reduced by roughly 90 percent in the past 20 years, from 340 to about 30, after the latest cuts.

Esquire: America Has Always Exported Culture. Have We Added Mass Shootings and Online Fascism? Esquire (resilc)

Tesla’s introduction to the Model Y underwhelms and stock promptly falls MarketWatch

Amazon takes another step into the medical space by accepting pre-tax health spending accounts CNBC

Antidote du jour (martha r). Squirrels like views too! This is Yosemite:

Links 3/16/19

And a bonus from bob:

See yesterdays Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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